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The Hague, 18 September 2009
ICTY Launches Joint Report on the Needs of the Judiciary in the Region
On Wednesday, 23 September, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will host the launch of a report looking into the capacity building needs of the local judiciaries dealing with war crimes proceedings in the region of the former Yugoslavia.
The Report, titled “Supporting the Transition Process: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Knowledge Transfer” is the outcome of a year-long collaboration between the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the ICTY and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).
The President of the ICTY, Judge Patrick Robinson, the Director of ODIHR, Ambassador Janez Lenarčič and the Director of UNICRI, Mr. Sandro Calvani will address the media on the occasion of the launch.
The report represents the final result of a joint research initiative, launched last year by the three organisations to assess the outstanding needs of judiciaries in the former Yugoslavia with respect to war crimes proceedings as well as the effectiveness of the capacity building efforts conducted so far. It provides concrete recommendations for further action in order to cement the capacity of the region to continue bringing to justice those responsible for war crimes committed during the armed conflicts of the 1990s.
The media are invited to attend the event on 23 September 2009 at 12:00 at the headquarters of the ICTY: 1 Churchillplein, The Hague.
Media are advised that a photo ID is needed to obtain entry into the Tribunal’s building.
Recording equipment as well as personal belongings are subject to security search.
For further information about this event please contact Nerma Jelačić, Spokesperson at: +31 70 512 8752 or +31 65 357 8006
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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